Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States and author, will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Louisville Innovation Summit to be held October 14 and 15. As an assistant to President Obama, Chopra designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an “open innovation” strategy focused on better public-private collaboration as described in his 2014 book, Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.
Chopra is the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets, including NavHealth, an open data intelligence service. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine’s “Top 25” in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue.
His talk, “From Innovation to Integration: Understanding the Interdependence of People and Data,” will be a conversation with Dr. Jordan Shlain, primary care physician, digital health entrepreneur and respected writer and thought leader in national health policy.
“From his days at the White House to today, Aneesh has been a friend to Louisville,” said Louisville Metro Chief of Civic Innovation Ted Smith. “As a tireless champion of open innovation, he helped improve healthcare delivery through new data standards and technologies advising many healthcare organizations on the possibilities of strategic big data usage. Aneesh will certainly inspire and challenge those attending the summit.”
“We are a city of innovation. This summit represents who we are and where we are headed in so many ways,” said Mayor Fischer. “Now is the time and Louisville is the place for the next wave of cutting edge solutions for long term wellness.”